American University’s School of International Service (SIS) is
a top-10 school of international relations, one of the largest in the country,
located in Washington, DC. We are guided by the principle that global
challenges require diverse perspectives and multiple disciplines—and that
students benefit from different viewpoints and collaboration in the classroom
SIS offers eight professionally-oriented master's degree programs including: Comparative and Regional Studies; Global Environmental Policy; Global Governance, Politics and Security; Intercultural and International Communication; International Development; International Economics; International Economic Relations; International Peace and Conflict Resolution; Social Enterprise, and United States Foreign Policy and National Security. For mid-career professionals, there is a 30-credit executive degree program, the Master of International Service. SIS also offers an online Master of Arts in International Relations and a Master of International Service degree.
Within each program, students have significant flexibility in their curriculum. As an important component of the educational experience, students are highly encouraged to seek internships. For those interested in careers as college and university faculty members, the SIS maintains a prestigious full-time doctoral program in International Relations.